Halsted radical mastectomy

Surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, chest muscles, and all of the lymph nodes under the arm are removed. For many years, this was the breast cancer operation used most often, but it is used rarely now. Doctors consider radical mastectomy only when the tumor has spread to the chest muscles. Also called radical mastectomy.

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  • Halsted radical mastectomy — Hal·sted radical mastectomy hal .sted n RADICAL MASTECTOMY called also Halsted radical Halsted William Stewart (1852 1922) American surgeon. Halsted served for many years as professor of surgery and surgeon in chief at Johns Hopkins Medical… …   Medical dictionary

  • radical mastectomy — n a mastectomy in which the breast tissue, associated skin, nipple, areola, axillary lymph nodes, and pectoral muscles are removed called also Halsted radical mastectomy compare MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY, SIMPLE MASTECTOMY * * * removal of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • radical mastectomy — Surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, chest muscles, and all of the lymph nodes under the arm are removed. For many years, this was the breast cancer operation used most often, but it is used rarely now. Doctors consider radical… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Radical mastectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 85.45 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Mastectomy — Intervention Mastectomy patient ICD 9 CM 85.4 …   Wikipedia

  • Halsted operation — radical mastectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Mastectomy — A general term for removal of the breast. usually to remove cancerous tissue. The operation can be done in a hospital or in an outpatient clinic, depending on how extensive it needs to be. It takes from two to three hours, with three to five… …   Medical dictionary

  • Halsted mastectomy (operation) suture — Hal·sted mastectomy (operation), suture (halґsted) [William Stewart Halsted, American surgeon, 1852–1922] see under suture and see radical mastectomy, under mastectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Halsted mastectomy — radical m …   Medical dictionary

  • William Stewart Halsted — Infobox Scientist name = William Stewart Halsted box width =300px image width =250px caption = William Stewart Halsted birth date = September 23 1852 birth place = New York City death date = September 7 1922 death place = residence = citizenship …   Wikipedia

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